In the Town of Shelter Island you will find a delightful hamlet and census-designated place known as Shelter Island Heights, New York. Shelter Island Heights is found in Suffolk County and sits on the north side of Shelter Island as it surrounds Dering Harbor Village. According to the 2010 Census, Shelter Island Heights has an approximate population of 1,050 residents and is composed of 5.6 square miles. Shelter Island Heights is the town’s original community and is easily accessible via ferry. Originally developed in 1871 as a summer resort, Shelter Island Heights in total was a planned community by Copeland. By 1890 Shelter Island Heights was architecturally well-defined and since that time not much has changed. In 1993 the area was listed as a Historical District on both the National Register and the New York Register.
Residents of Shelter Island Heights can easily enjoy the impressive amenities and attractions of the larger Shelter Island community. Shelter Island is an island and town that sits between the North and South Forks of Long Island at the eastern end. Shelter Island is surrounded by Shelter Island Sound on three side and by Gardiners Bay on the fourth side. Via ferry North Haven is a short five minute trip south and Greenport is a short eight minute ferry ride north.
Some of Shelter Island’s oldest homes, and many boasting gorgeous original Victorian architecture, are found in the community of Shelter Island Heights. Other architectural styles found in the charming community of Shelter Island Heights include Queen Anne, Stick-Eastlake, Colonial Revival and a number of cottages. Homes for sale in Shelter Island Heights vary in price and typically top out around $5.4 million. The average listing price for a single family home in Shelter Island Heights is around $1.5 million. Vacant land and lots for building are also available in Shelter Island Heights, but in limited quantities. The average listing price for a lot in Shelter Island Heights is around $592,000 with prices varying with the property's size and location.
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